The most cringe-worthy sentence to any experienced wedding vendor is, “my friend is actually DJing my wedding”. Yikes. When an inexperienced friend DJs your wedding, you’re most likely going to save money, but it could be at the expense of an amazing evening. DJs are the reason wedding receptions sink or swim, and here are a few reasons you should consider a professional Tulsa wedding DJ.
Tulsa Wedding DJ
First off, a Tulsa wedding DJ is responsible for running the show all night long, including equipment and lighting set-up to the toasts, cake cutting, first dances, etc. Without a professionally trained wedding DJ, you may end up with someone who just enjoys music and is inexperienced in running a wedding. Honestly, they may be completely unaware their responsibilities go far beyond just playing great music! Professional wedding DJs know how to run the entire reception smoothly and will make sure the night you planned goes exactly how you envisioned. Check out this WeddingWire Page with some pro tips from other couples and professionals on selecting a DJ!
Along with running the order of events, a DJ must command a room so all your guests are on the same page in order to keep the night moving the way it was planned. By not knowing how to take control of a wedding reception, a DJ will likely end up shoveling off the responsibility of running things over to the bride and groom. It is, after all, the bride and groom’s reception, and if the DJ who was paid to do it can’t perform, then the pressure is put on the married couple to keep dinner lines, speeches, and first dances moving.
Medical emergencies, power outages, mix-ups with wedding vendors, uninvited guests… There still is no way to make wedding days immune to the accidents and craziness life throws at us. An experienced, professional DJ has been through many unfortunate situations and can power through any event with ease. This not only keeps you calm, but most of your guests won’t even notice when you have calm, confident vendors moving things right along.
“I wanted to add my own personal experience here when I was first beginning as a DJ to emphasize why experience truly matters when selecting your Tulsa wedding DJ. When I first started I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on my equipment so naturally, I found some (what I thought was great) DJ equipment. In the middle of the reception as the mother-son dance was happening my soundboard failed me. The music cut out and silence filled the room. You could only imagine my panic as I tried to think of what to do.
Now, call me a freak but my manic self has nightmares about this very moment and as soon as this happened I sprang into action. Standing in front of everyone without I mic I made an announcement to cheer on our groom and his mother and invited up the party for a group dance. While that was happening the venue owner turned his speaker system and I was able to plug in and use his equipment for the remainder of the event.
No-one knew what had happened and the issue was fixed within an instant. I can’t say that I’m perfect but because I train my team as wedding professionals to handle scenarios like this is what truly separates us as LEGIT TULSA WEDDING DJs.” – Ryan Dubre
If you get a bad cake, you have a bad cake, but if you get a bad wedding DJ, you have a bad reception. It’s well worth the money to get a good DJ, and make sure your wedding reception is the best you could imagine it to be!
Complete Weddings + Events in Tulsa, OK
If you’re planning a wedding in Tulsa, then you’ve landed at the right place! Now that you’ve said YES! to spending your life together, you have some exciting decisions ahead. At Complete Weddings + Events planning in Tulsa, wedding events are what we do best. Complete Weddings + Events, Tulsa’s leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services & photo booth rental.